Top 20 Spookiest Cities in the World for Ghost Adventures Moments
On Halloween, nothing matches good ghost adventures, and our world is full of them. UFO sightings in Transylvania, murders on luxury cruise liners, and spirits roaming the corridors of British castles, ghost adventures can be entertaining.
No matter where you go, you’re bound to come across a haunted location, as well as a ghost tour to accompany it. Even if you’re not a believer in ghosts. Some of the most haunted places are worth visiting for their magnificent architecture, jaw-dropping locations, or fascinating histories.
1. Hoia-Baciu Forest, Romania
Hoia-Baciu has earned paranormal renown around the world. This happened after a military technician got an image of a “UFO” hovering over the woodland in 1968. Some think it to be a portal that leads visitors to vanish.
According to The Independent, those who have passed through the forest without being zapped into another realm have reported rashes, nausea, and worry.
The weird curled trees that inhabit the woodland, known as the “Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania,” only add to the unsettling ambiance.
2. Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Canada
This chateau-style hotel lies lovely by the Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park. They were built in 1888 to stimulate tourism and sell train tickets.
But once you’re inside, it becomes a little more Gothic. And we’re not talking about the architecture. People gave see spirit there, including a bride who allegedly tumbled down the stone staircase at her wedding, according to the Calgary Herald.
Sam the bellman, who worked at the hotel until 1975 and believed he’d returned to haunt the place, is a less tragic spirit. Before vanishing, they said his soul to work shifts, assisting people with their luggage.
3. Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA
When they created the castle-like Eastern State Penitentiary was in 1829, it elevated solitary confinement to new heights.
Prisoners lived, exercised, and ate alone, and when they exited their cells, a guard would cover their heads with a hood so they couldn’t see or see.
Because of congestion, the jail had to relinquish its isolation system in 1913. However, the punishment did not get any less brutal (one example is chaining an inmate’s tongue to his wrists) till it closed permanently in 1970.
Thousands of people visit the place each year for the museum and the Halloween events. Disembodied laughter, shadowy figures, and pacing footsteps are some of the things people saw.
4. Bhangarh Fort, India
The lush ruins of Bhangarh Fort, just 100 miles southwest of Delhi, provide for an odd juxtaposition against Rajasthan’s barren terrain.
Because of an alleged curse set by a frustrated sorcerer after a local princess refused him, the oasis remains unoccupied to this day.
Traveler’s previous editor-at-large Hanya Yanagihara recommends worshipping the sun during a session of pre-dusk yoga at the location if you want your visits to be more spiritual than haunted.
5. Château de Brissac, Brissac-Quincé, France
The seven-story Château de Brissac, one of France’s tallest castles, is perhaps best known as the residence of “The Green Lady,” aka the spirit of Charlotte of France.
The website of the chateau recalls the story of Charlotte, King Charles VII’s illegitimate daughter. Her husband murdered her after he caught her having an affair.
The Green Lady, so named because of the color of her attire she at her husband killed her, is seen wandering the chapel’s tower room and moaning in the early hours of the morning.
6. Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO
Since its establishment in 1909, the Stanley Hotel’s stately Georgian architecture and world-renowned whiskey bar have enticed visitors to Estes Park.
But the hotel rose to new heights of popularity after prompting Stephen King to create the fictional Overlook Hotel in The Shining.
Aside from that unsettling connection, they have linked the hotel to many ghost sightings and enigmatic piano music. And the hotel capitalizes on its notoriety with nightly ghost tours and psychic consultations from in-house Madame Vera.
7. La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
You don’t have to be religious to be touched by La Recoleta Cemetery, which is home to tens of thousands of statues. Also, you will find mausoleums, fantastical grottoes, exquisite tombstones, and the remains of Argentina’s most famous woman, Eva Perón.
The stone paths and mausoleum maze are as lovely as they are scary, and Recoleta has its own ghost stories. David Allen, a former gravedigger, and caretaker who worked at the cemetery for 30 years before killing himself. This is one of the most well-known stories.
People claim to hear Alleno’s keys jingling as his spirit walks the streets at dawn today.
8. Tower of London, England
This uncompromising castle, built by William the Conqueror in 1066, has served a variety of purposes.
However, it is best known for its brutal history as a jail and execution site. It was here that Henry VIII famously ordered the executions of two of his wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.
They imprisoned two young princes after their father, King Edward IV, died. They vanished in 1483, and they did not discover their bodies until 1647.
Ghost stories about the Tower’s victims abound, as do ghost tours of Historic Royal Palace.
9. Jazirat Al Hamra, United Arab Emirates
Jazirat Al Hamra, is a nearly abandoned village 14 miles southwest of Ras Al Khaimah in the northern UAE. And sandwiched between a massive mall and a massive water park.
The hamlet, which dates back to the 14th century, flourished into a thriving pearl fishing settlement in the 1830s before being abandoned in 1968.
Dirt roads, 13 mosques, and over 300 coral-and-mud dwellings now make up the town, along with some resident spirits, of course.
Visitors said they were to be subjected to unusual noises and terrifying apparitions. It’s usually djinns (genies) in the appearance of animals.
10. St. Augustine Lighthouse, FL
The St. Augustine Lighthouse attracts over 225,000 visitors each year, but it’s also known for its extraterrestrial visits.
They have attributed the claimed paranormal activity to several tragic occurrences that occurred in the now-historic place. A lighthouse keeper’s ghost was sighted, hovering over the grounds after he died while painting the tower.
Visitors have claimed to hear children playing in and around the lighthouse after the tragic death of three young girls who drowned when the cart they were playing in broke and plunged into the ocean.
11. Whaley House, San Diego, CA
In 1857, Thomas Whaley constructed this family estate on the site of San Diego’s first public gallows.
He recounted hearing the heavy footsteps of “Yankee” Jim Robinson, a vagrant and thief. They executed him on the location four years before they completed the house, shortly after he moved in.
Whaley’s family history is littered with sad deaths and suicides, many of which occurred within the confines of the house.
According to the Whaley House Museum, some of the family members, which are accompanied by cigar smoke and the scent of heavy perfume, still haunted the monument.
12. Hill of Crosses, Lithuania
Since the 14th century, people have placed crosses at this location in northern Lithuania for a variety of reasons. The symbols reflected a desire for Lithuanian independence during the medieval period.
After a peasant rebellion in 1831, locals continued to add to the site in honor of fallen rebels. And the hill once again became a symbol of defiance under the Soviet occupation from 1944 to 1991.
While the Soviets razed the hill and crosses three times, villagers continued to rebuild them. And there are currently over 100,000 crosses crammed together.
“Ornate rosaries clink against metal and wooden crucifixes as the wind blows across the fields of rural Siauliai County. Filling the air with eerie chimes,” Egle Gerulaityte wrote for the BBC in 2017.
13. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Scotland’s capital city is also one of the most haunted.
The medieval fortress’s ancient dungeons, with sections dating back over 900 years. This has caused tourists to report sightings of colonial prisoners from the American Revolutionary War, French prisoners from the Seven Years’ War.
And even a ghost dog wandering the castle’s dog cemetery.
14. Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA
Savannah’s entire city is essentially one big ghost story, thanks to the strange tunnels that run beneath the city’s streets.
Many of Savannah’s most haunted locales, including Forsyth Park, the fountained green space you’ve certainly seen on a postcard or two, feature underground constructions.
According to Savannah Magazine, they did autopsies in the tunnels below by doctors from the nearby Candler Hospital.
These below-the-surface rumblings, according to Maria Pinheiro, a historian and spokeswoman with Ghost City Tours, make Forsyth Park particularly conducive to sightings of shadowy, now-you-see-them-now-you-don’t figure.
15. Obvodny Canal, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Obvodny Canal, which runs for five miles through St. Petersburg, is known as the Suicide Canal. Strange happenings have accompanied the artificial canal site since it began building in the late 18th. Century,
This includes construction workers complaining of headaches, unexpected outbursts of violence, and, of course, suicides.
While most suicide attempts were successful. Those saved claim they do not know why they leaped into the sea or that an unseen force dragged them away from the banks.
Some say the force originates from restless souls lurking beneath the surface. And claim to have seen a woman in white hovering just beneath the surface before vanishing.
16. Oriental Theatre (formerly Iroquois Theater), Chicago
According to Atlas Obscura, ghosts are supposed to haunt the Oriental Theatre (originally the Iroquois Theater) in the Loop neighborhood of downtown Chicago. Where almost 600 people died in a fire that notably broke out in 1903.
They have spotted apparitions at “Death Alley,” the street behind the theater where victims kept after the disaster, although they rebuilt and rebranded the theatre (and a common stop on many a Chicago ghost tour).
17. Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England
Raynham Hall, a 7000-acre estate built in 1620, is one of Norfolk’s most spectacular estates. The home, like other ancient structures, with folklore and ghost stories, the most famous of which surround Lady Dorothy (“Dolly”) Townshend.
Dolly Townshend was the wife of Viscount “Turnip” Townshend, and the couple lived in Raynham Hall in the 18th century.
The estate is currently supposed to be haunted by Lady Dorothy’s spirit, as “confirmed” by a photo shot of her in the 1930s.
The current tenant of the mansion, Lord Charles Raynham, told the BBC that “no one has shown the picture taken of her is a fake.”
18. Höfði House, Reykjavik, Iceland
The Höfi House overlooks Reykjavik’s waterfront. It is best known for hosting a meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986, a watershed moment in the Cold War’s end.
Over the years, the home has hosted several other notable personalities. This includes Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, and Marlene Dietrich, as well as several British diplomats.
It was one of these ambassadors who first encountered “The White Lady,” a ghost many believe is a suicide victim.
The envoy convinced the British Foreign Office to sell the residence promptly after the phantom lady caused so much terror and distress.
19. The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
The Forbidden City, China’s old royal palace that is now a museum, is a must-see on every trip to Beijing. However, you may not be aware that the renowned tourist spot has a burgeoning supernatural following.
The complex saw its fair share of killings over its 600-year reign as a palace. Whether from envious concubines poisoning one another or executions carried out at the emperor’s command.
Since the palace became open to the public in the 1940s, there have been several stories of unusual occurrences.
The most prevalent story features a woman clothed in white walking around the grounds wailing.
20. RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
The RMS Queen Mary served as a luxury ocean liner from 1936 to 1967, save from a brief spell as a warship during WWII.
It was the scene of at least one murder, as well as a sailor being crushed to death by a door in the engine room and children drowning in the pool, during that time.
The city of Long Beach bought the ship in 1967 and converted it into a hotel, which it still does today, though the rumored spirits of the passengers may remain for free.
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21. Leap Castle, Coolderry, Ireland
This Irish castle, which dates from the 13th to the late 15th century, has witnessed more horrible deaths than a Game of Thrones wedding.
According to folklore, during a power struggle within the O’Carroll dynasty, one member stabbed his brother, a priest. This happened while he was holding mass in the castle chapel.
The priest haunts the church at night, and the room is now known as “The Bloody Chapel.” According to the gruesome history recounted on Leap Castle’s website, the evil doesn’t end there.
Employees discovered a secret basement in the Bloody Chapel during renovations in the early 1900s. It contained so many human skeletons that it filled three cartloads when carted away.
22. Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
The Castle of Good Hope is a vast structure at the Table Bay shoreline that goes back to 1666, making it South Africa’s oldest colonial structure.
Originally built as a ship replenishment station by the Dutch East India Company, the location also served as a military fortification and prison during the Second Boer War from 1899 to 1902.
The fort’s many chambers and structures (including the terrible torture chamber) are open to the public today, but get prepared for a ghost sighting.
Governor Pieter van Noort sentenced three criminals to death by hanging. One convict cursed the governor from the gallows, and van Noodt died later that day of a heart attack.
23.Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast, a Victorian-era prison, is being one of Ireland’s most haunted locations.
Known as Europe’s Alcatraz, the jail housed 25,000 detainees (men, women, and children) during its 150-year history, publicly hanging many inmates and burying their bodies within the prison walls.
Although the hospital closed its doors in 1996, they alleged that the ghosts of those who died there still prowl the iron walkways today.
If this sounds like the place you’d like to visit, Crumlin Road Gaol has daily tours, live performances. And moderately priced meals at its in-house (in-prison?) restaurant. They can even use it as a venue for weddings and conventions.
24. Poveglia Island, Venice, Italy
Poveglia Island, located less than half a mile from Venice’s canals, has functioned as a quarantine zone for bubonic plague victims. A storage location for Napoleon’s munitions, and the location of an early twentieth-century mad asylum.
According to The Travel Channel, the asylum was home to gruesome medical experimentation until being permanently closed after a doctor hurled himself off the bell tower.
Even though they took the bell decades ago, locals claim to hear echoing chimes from the island.
Today, they prohibit it from visiting Poveglia, although the island and you can see its decrepit hospital safely from the beaches of adjacent Lido.
25. Catacombs of Paris, France
In the spring of 1780, after a lengthy period of torrential rainfall flooded and unearthed the overcrowded Les Innocents cemetery. A wave of rotting corpses washed up on the land next door.
According to Smithsonian Magazine, this harrowing occurrence kicked off a 12-year initiative to transport dead from Paris’ cemeteries to the city’s disused limestone quarries, eventually filling the underground passageways with 6 million bodies.
Visitors can walk the tunnels and view the elegantly placed displays of bones in about a mile of the subterranean maze today.
26. Larnach Castle, New Zealand
Between 1871 and 1887, they erected Larnach as the home of William Larnach, a prominent local politician. The most remarkable feature is a 3,000-square-foot ballroom that Larnach built for his favorite daughter Kate as a 21st birthday present.
Kate died of typhoid at 26 and is supposed to haunt the ballroom. The tapping on your shoulder and whispers in your ear isn’t all in your head. The paranormal investigators have investigated this place, and they featured it on Ghost Hunters International.
27. Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton-under-Edge, England
Built in 1145, the Ancient Ram Inn in England has served as a previous priest’s dwelling, lodging for masons and slaves, an inn, and a public house over the years.
It’s also a haunted location. “With ghostly children, a high priestess, and even an incubus. Guests have reportedly leaped from the windows in a frenzy to flee,” according to Architectural Digest.
28. Xunantunich, Belize
This is also another amazing ghost adventures destination. The Xunantunich is an ancient Mayan ruin located deep in the rainforests of Belize, less than a mile from the Guatemalan border.
They have abandoned it for millennia. An earthquake destroyed the ancient civilization, but explorers uncovered it again in the 1890s.
Since then, Xunantunich has functioned as a major archaeological site, an off-the-beaten-path tourist destination, and a hub of paranormal activity.
One female ghost, a black-haired lady with crimson, flaming eyes, has been haunting the ancient city.
She was first discovered in 1893 by one of the earliest study teams, and they observed near El Castillo (the complex’s tallest building) many times since then.
29. Eden Brown Estate, Nevis
Nevis, which is sometimes overshadowed by neighboring St. Kitts, has just as much to offer visitors. Indeed, it has perhaps more for the morbidly inclined.
The Eden Brown Estate, a former plantation that is now in ruins, is a good example. Originally, the land belonged to a wealthy business owner who planned to give it to his daughter as a wedding present.
However, on the day of the wedding, a strange duel between the groom and the best man killed both men. Leaving the daughter widowed and alone for the rest of her life.
Many tourists claim to have seen the recluse woman’s spirit wandering about the estate today.
1. What are Ghost Adventures?
Ghost Adventures is an American paranormal and reality television series that premiered on … The program follows ghost hunters Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, Aaron Goodwin
2. What is Your Opinion on the Show, Ghost Adventures?
In my perspective, the show is excessively dramatic. It does not appeal to me. In many situations, it’s as though the guys are so pumped that they manufacture their own “ghosts.”
3. How Much of Ghost Adventures is Real?
According to a renowned expert with the name Vincent Amico, he said the event in ghost adventures never happens like that and I think he’s right.
4. What is the Best Evidence in Ghost Adventures?
I believe ghost adventures are more enjoyable. Because Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin always perform a better job of investigation and are more entertaining to watch… They enjoy provoking the spirits in order to elicit a response.
Ghost adventures can be creepy sometimes, but they could be fun too. The problem has always been getting the right destination for it. It is however important that you make your own research before embarking on any trip, this will enable you to know if the place in question is friendly or not
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